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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 29, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER r>w NrmTWWAET *nvAK»>.r. r>~r VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 217. NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ABKAN8A8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blyti-evme Herald w&wi yffijgta__B^n^LK. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVKMBIcir^rTgiiT' oud " MANILA WOMAN IS CRITICA SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS N05EKLT fl$KS FOR OF Suggests Changes In FHA To Increase Home Building Activity . "WASHINGTON. Nov. 29 (UP) — President Roosevelt today submitted a special message to congress, colling for revision of present housing legislation lo stimulate a $1 2,000.000.000 to $16,000.000,1,00 construction boom lo be financed by private capital over a live year period. The message was accompanied by specific recommendations foe changes in the national housing net. Senator Robert P. Waner (Dem., NT. Y.) expected to Introduce a bill immediately embodying presidential recommendations. Mr. Roosevelt sold the effectiveness of the stimulus to construction would depend mainly on the cooperation of industry and labor. The. president proposed these amendments to the housing net: Would Extend FlIA's Life 1. Expiration date for Federal Housing' Administration activities would be extended indefinitely from July -1, 1939, when present insurance features end and the limitation of S2,COO,OOO.GOtl on the amount of mortgages insurable would" be modified. 2. Encouragement of national mortgage associations by allowing sale of debentures up to 20 to 1 ratio to their capital. Financing of a $50,000,000 associatiotx by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to "provide the basis for $1.000.000,000 of private funds obtainable through the sale of na-' tional mortgage association debentures." 3. Extension of FHA features to : allow increaM of small property -loans-from 80 to SO per cent' and reduction of interest rates' from C 1-4 lo 5 1-2 or 5 1-4 per ceiu depending on the property evaluation. W . oul i, c »™r Large Scale Loans 4. Expansion of FHA to cover onus up to 5200,000 on large scale building projects, instead of the prcsunt $16,000 limitation This extension W011 ld be contingent upon Hie requirement that the mortgage does not exceed $1 QOO a room o n the structure or structures. 5 Liberalization or existing limited dividend requirements of the act releasing dwellings in (his category from blanket mortgages where the mortgage does not exceed 81,200 a room, and the value Unidentified ManlsFound Deadjn Jail An unidentified man, who had ;aid his home WHS at Hosclnnd. was found dead in the city jail this morning by Jailer Charle.s Short, Efforts were being continued this afternoon to identify the man, who is believed to be about 551 yfiira of nge, The body is at, til Co!)h Funeral Home. Dick I'otter and Lee Warrinj;- ton, police, arrested tu'c man on a charge of public drunkenness last night after they round him on a down town street. Ho was placed in jail, to await trial loday "i municipal court. When found the man had only been dead a tew minutes, it was announced after an examination Coroner W. H.-stovall safd this afternoon that no request for an inquest had been made and therefore no inquest would be held Extra! Dog Shoots Man 6. Revival of insurance provisions for repair and modernization loans similar lo those provided by FHA t,p to last April 1 No Additional Funds Needed Marriner s. Eccle.s, chairman of the board of governors of the federal reserve system and chairman of tiie informally constituted housing committee, appointed by the president, emphasized the program will not require, any additional appropriation. He said (he plan did not contemplate any competition with private enterprise, except in the case of very large loans, and that business would be given its fuij chance lo avail itself of opportunity in • this field. Blytheville Man Is Given 15 Year Term POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Nov. 29- Fifleen years imprisonment was the punishment meted out to Emmett Wells. 70-year-old cotton i picker, by a circuit court jury at Benton Friday for the slaying of Sam Cochran. 35, farm laborer. Both men formerly lived near Blytheville, Ark. Cocl'.ran was shot to death following a fight with, Wells recently Officers said that Wells went to (lie aid of Mrs. Bill Baker when Cochran became intoxicated and threatened her life. Later Wells w_ent to the home of a neighbor where he obtained a gun, then returned and Shot Cochran five .limes. The jury deliberated only a short time before reluming the verdict. Escapes Injury When Car Is' Nil On Highway Reece Wooten escaped injury when his car was struck by a hit and run driver Saturday night, nbout 10 o'clock, on Highway 18 near Big Lake. The truck crowded Woolen's car off the highway and the machine struck a tree before It reached the ditch. Estimate of the car's damage was placed at $200. Arkansas Supreme Court Denies Appeal Of Lester Brockelhijrst LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 28 (UP)J The Arkansas supreme court today affirmed the death sentence of Lester Brockc-lhurst, 23-year- old former Sunday School teacher of Galesburg, in., an d self confessed slayer of three men in Texas, Arkansas ana rilinols Brockclhuisfs attorneys have 15 days in which to file motion for a new hearing before the supreme If that is denied Gov. Carl . set the Execution -- now is in death ro«- at 'nicker Prison farm, near England, where he has been since, he was convicted several months ago of the hitch hike slaying, of Victor A. Gates of Little Rock. At his trial Brockelhurst was charged with, killing Gates after hitch hiking a ride with him. His companion, Bernice Pelton, was acquitted on the murder charge. The couple was arrested at Hawthorne.. N. Y., last May 13. Brock- E. .Bailey daitv- ' B'rockeHmrst elhiiret confessed he three men because killed crime Figlil Being Waged On Broad Frail; Lewis Demands More Ac lion WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. (U>>> — The administration moved on -i broad front today to combat business recession as Chairman John L. Lewis of the Committee lor TiwJustrial Organisation warned the nation was headed for an- olhci- "economic failspln." President Roosevelt topped Die day's action by sending recoin- mentiations to congress for legislation which he hoped might touch ofl a five-year $I2,OCO.COOOOO to S1C,OCO.OQO,000 private construction boom. Developments: The house ways and means siib-commiltce started drafting Its business aid lax revisions into a till. Consideration was not expected before regular congressional session although Speaker of the House William B. Bankhcad hint- sd it might come sooner than i-x- pectcd. Debate l-'anu Bin Both house and seiiule debuted the new farm control bill under blunt warning from President Roosevelt that its cost must bo held to 5500,000,000 or new revenue provided In n drive to balance lhc 1939 fiscal budget. The interstate commerce commission opened hearinos on the railroads' request for $517,000 OSO rate increases. is' remarks were presented to Hy conference Df furniture workers. Warning of the new "economic tatlspln," Lewis colled on congress lo "cea,se milling, around" ami give prompt attention lo<meii- sures to provide workers'' 1 emwlfiv-- -enl." President William Green of tlie American Federation of Labor an- rounced an' early pi-rss conference to discuss ecoomic conditions The president's hoiKlnsr proposals—a major feature of" his program lo hall economic recession and speed up business' activity— drc-u- encouraging comment Cro.n both Republican and • Dcmncralic memhers of congress, amused and entertained his sweet heart, Tlie oilier homicides occurred in Foil Worth. Texas and Rockford. m. Stumps Toe, Falls And Breaks Bone J. W. Davis, ot North Sawbn, ioesn't think slumping your toe is a laughing matter. He broke lite 'high bone yesterday when he fell after stumping his toe. Davis is resting very well at his home on n Rechtin farm. Everyone knows that when a man biles a dog, It's not news when n dog shools a man with .. and it may sound very comical to But 12-gnnge shotgun, that's news, everyone but Cecil Pnrthenu-r, , 31, inset. who is fighting for life in a Warren. O., hospital, anil his dog, Queen, the remorseful beagle shown above with the fatelnl weapon on her master's bed. Pnrtliemer rested his gun on'a fence "" """ t0 " clied lhc CLEVELAND (UP)—Cecil W. An- Iflbergcr filed suit (or a divorce Because his wife. Gladys, "wouldn't sew buttons on my clothes when they cnme off." Claim Nepro Boosted Check On Gin To $90 Jessie James Jones, neijro. arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge ol forgery after he attempted (o cash a check, which was said to have been altered, the amount bein£ raked from $750 to S97.50. The manager of a local store informed officers that the negro had asked his store to cash a check made (o Sam Crosby and signed by (lie Blytheville" Gin company, which apparently had been raised. Officers arrested the mnn a few minutes later. Hi- will bo given a hearing In municipal court tomorrow. paw, sending a full charge of wadding mer's chesl and armpit. •'"<"• tola Partiio- Ihe Phillips Motor conipnny for number of years, was 'instantly ""~, '>'• Billed Sunday afternoon when he T s slmt by Jlmmlc Atlkms . »"other ;ic s ro. Adkins will be given Lxpected To loin Bail- a hcnri "8 in munlcipnl court Tues- i day morning on a murder charge. The shooting occurred at two Walnut Ridee Expected Tc ey's Force Today Dean of Circus Publicitors Dies If yon want'ta get the real lowdown on a man's character, follow him to the city where he ain't afraid he's gonna run into somebody from home. You jest oughta see some of the old boys when they visit Hollywood. Yo;i find them in the hot spots out here. They'll always have on a funny paper r,at and -when they ain't hoppln' around the dance floor, they're sittin' at the table,! rattlln' one of those noise makers! or blowin' a horn. Back in their I home town, they're so dignififxl. I .hey bend backwards, ! It reminds me of Ihe time Uncle Slug went to a factory to get a fob. The manager said "Have yon any recommendations?" Uncle Slug said "Yes, here's one from Rev. -Twecdle back home and! here's another ona from my Sunday school teacher." The manager said "Well, they're very fine but I'm more Interested In hearin' from someone who knows you during the week." LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 29. (UP) -James L. Blnnd. Walnut Rid;; publisher, who was named private secretary lo aov. Carl E. Bnlliy insl week, today was expected to assume his duties nt lhc ;tale l:cnre. Bland reliev,--, j. F. v.'ells, '.u;o has been the f;ov.:T,or's sec- rUory sine': Jan 13. Wells a.isumed lh c pl.i;-,: on tlin executive's reorganized corporation commission, nlonj .vi'h D. I,. Foul present revenue commissioner. The governor, re'.irning to the -•ate house today after an ab- snice of two tvcek*. declined (o sav who wonid ink-,- the third p;>- s-illon on Ihe •xuinisv.on or wh" would succeed f'ord. Close friends of -.he govevrcr said lie would nnim the third commissioner lornc time today, completing the board •icrs.mnel be- forewediiesrtay when ' the present • commissioner. 1 ! leave office. Following thn rcorg.inl/.ilio:; of the corporation commission Ihe governor was expected to order the removal of n number of revenue department employe.'! for "(lie betterment ot the depnrtmenl." Farm Youth Accidentally Kills Self On Sunday Rufus Johnson, 12. was killed almost instantly yesterday atler' noon when he accidentally discharged a gnu at the home" of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Joftu- miles northwest of vas target practicing .22 cnllbre pistol when the tragedy occurred. The bullet penetrated his right side. No Inquest was held after Coroner Jack Kelly hod made an investigation. German Undertaking company Is in charge of funeral arrangements. son. eight Steele. Tlie boy with n The circus lost one of its most colorful figures — and circus posters their most colorful adjectives—when Dexter Fellows, G6, above, deon ot press agents for the "Big Top." died in Hat. tiesburg, Miss., after a long illness. It was Fellows, In his 40 years with the circus, who thought up such circus descriptions as: "A colossal, stupendous, magnificent. Gargantuan, panoramic display . of multiple arepic marvels," kl Run In Montana Planned MISSOULA. Mont, (UP)—A new mile-long ski run for experls, with (Trades as steep as 60 per cent, is planned by the outdoor recreation club if private lands under survey can be exchanged for national forest tmcts. n was learned here. Woman, 81, Paints House JEFFERSON, O. (UP) — Mrs Clarissa Winch?'81 and e. grand-, painted her house liwself, .i-«>.i V ,r • •""» i.ciot,,. miei naving been given itrsi aid climbing a ladder, wielding a pitnt at the Blytheville hospital he was orusn and poinllng-out lo amazed «••>—-•—» •- •-•- • —•— • • onlookers that "hard work hint anybody." - Debt 0( $28 Lea^s To Slaying Of 1 Negro o'clock in front of the Gateway store, west ot this city on Highway 18. Adkins is Enid to have fired 11 shot from a pistol as demons .slnrtod to yet out of his cnr which he had parked near where Adkins was standing. The shot-penetrated his right sids;. Immediately after the .shooting. Adkins iled but appeared at the home of Mr. Jodie Nabers a few minutes later with the request that he be turned over to officers. The slaying Is said, lo have been the climax lo nn 'argument over a $28 debt owed demons by Adkins. [ Pitt Will TRIP NotPla y inir BowlGame Ickes, Jackson mul Hopkins Among Those Accompanying President MIAMI, Fin., Nov. 2D (UP) President Roosevelt arrived here 7:'i!i a.m. le. s. 1.) lodny nboarrt Ills Kppdtil irnhi. HI; boarded thu prcsldcnllnl yacht I'oUnmic for u vacation in waters off llu> Florida' const. Robert if. Jncksoit, chief of tho anil-trust division of Die iluunrt- mcnt of Justice, was n passenger on tire presidential train and will accompany' Mr. Roosevelt" on his In several train conferences Jnckson explained wind had been done to enforce the anti-trust laws and offered recommendallmi.s for future legislation. Advisers Alako Trip The president, Jnckson, Secretary of the Interior Hurold L I'lTTSUUUnil, Nov. 29. (UP)— Tlie unlvmlly of Pittsburgh football squint voted uiialnst pnrlld- piiltnu In nny post seuson football names, It was learned lodny, Tli<> toiw, frail) from u 10 to (I vlelnry over Duki; University hi Hit 1 lasl. gum,, of an undcfeulcU .season, volcd iiminlnioiisly In reject nny passible Invitation U> play In nny bowl gumi-ii. No Invitation Kxlrwli'il LO.S ANOELKH. Nov. 2!) (»!>)It was cmpluillmDy denied here loilay Hint any Invitation imd been extended Ickis. linny Hopkins, WPA nd-jr , " in', writ n nil mlnlstnilor, Jmncs noose veil, Col ]' Ulieial Kites Will [)K Held ™" " Tuesday For Well 1 Known Hauler Otlo Brmlbc-iTy, well k n o w n plontci'. gin operator nnd store owner, will be burled nl Elmirood cemetery 'I'ucsiliiy morning, [ol- lowliiit his death last night at '.lie Memphis Uantlsl. hospital. The J?ev. George D. Uolf, pnslor of the Church of Christ nt L'jjianlo will conducL Die riles at Hie Itoll Fiineral Home at 10 o'clock. wln M. Wntson, White House military aldo. Capt, Waller Wowl- son. naval aide, nnd Dr. lloss T. Mclntire, personal iiliyslclan, board- oil the 1'olomnc here. The new destroyer, Selfrldge. will net us the commnnlcalions nnd escort sh!|) while the Potomac. Is nt sea. Tivo nnvy scapluncs \verc bused at Miami lo take out his mail pouches from the White House. Hopkins Joined the Uooscvclt party nt Bennett, S. C. At the .sn- tion was Bernard M. nuruch, who came aboard to chat with the IIITS- Ident. On lhe_ way south lhc president also conferred \vlll> Ickes, Hopkins nnd John Blggers, Iieiul of the unemployment census. A streamlined bus built of steel - s o see demons, negro employe of and shaped like u bullet, nl Co- loinie, Germany, hns n speed 'of 70 miles nil hour, Prize Beauty Slain in Tourist Cabin Seventeen Arrests Made For Public Drunkenness There were n arrests for public drunkenness and five arrests tor disturbing (lie peace made by constables over the week end. Those arrested for drunkenness were fined In municipal court today or forfeited their bonds. Early Sheirod, negro, and his wife. Rose, had an argument Saturday night which wa-s cliniMed with both being arrested on disturbing the peace charges. They forfeited their bonds oT $25.00 cacn yesterday after having remained in jail overnight. The woman's hand was badly cut when her husband attempted (o wrest a knife out ot her hand. Willis Branscnm, Paul Col em an arid Clyde Duncan each forfeited bonds of $15 on similar charges, after having been arrested Saturday night. Wilmer Shclton entered a plea of guilty to a charge of reckless driving and was fined $25. Pedestrian Is Injured In Traffic Accident Will Hughes. 50 year old Clear Lake farmer, has a broken collar bone and lacerated scalp as the result of a traffic accident which occurred down tow^i Saturday nlgiit. fre farmer started across the street, In the middle of n- block. walked into the or a car, driven by George Mulr, according to witnesses, who saw the man step out from between two cars. He fell over a fender. After having been given first aid Pallbearers will be: John Stevens, Wllkes Whistle, Ferrcll Harris. D. A. Lynch, li. tj. Lj'inan nnd Fred Warren. Mr. nriidbcrry'fl dcnlh was nn- cxpcclcrl, his fnmlly having ••returned home rvtter, spcndiiiK Sunday wltli Jiliii except, for Mrs. Hrndbcrry, who hnd remained n his bedside since he wn;; strlck-i willi u hem I uiluck nbout iw iret-k-s ftgo,' : ..Hc had nnntlier nt trick nbonl .seven o'clock mid'<1I« a short time Inter before otiv relatives reached Memphis. He hnd been In excellent hfalll until his first ntlnck I no weak ago from which ho apparently soon recovered. Ills physician nd li^ed him to go (o a Memphl. specialist and ho wiis sent lo th hospital atlei' nn examination Only Saturday, when ho celebrated Ills 52nd birthday, h, ; | mu - b,, 0 , told hu would probably bi- nbli lo be up in a few week's. Mr. Bradfccrry had become wldtf' ly known nnd respected since hi came here when (ft yems old fron H'dBdy, Tcnn., where he was born He operated a large farm nt Dell where he raided for ninny year before recently moving to Ihe Lo-/ Cane community to look nfle i Is land Interests In that vlcln- i Te look much Interest In fur.-r | development and at the time 01 i Jits death was a member of the I ceniuy .soil conservation fnrm con- trcl committee. Much of his lime wns spent creating Interest In the •Church or Christ in Ids own community, hnvliiif brcn one of (he It niters ol the conirreijatlon at JX-i. since Hie group « ns formed. Ihe county agricultural agent's oirice in the courthouse here will >i? closed tomorrow dnrliiR funeral sen Ices for Mr. Bradberry. Relatives who survive him in- eludc his wife, one daughter Mis; Olive, one son. Gene, two brot>< John Uradterry, G. D. and , of \iima, Ariz., and tv.-o sisters Mis. Jnke JOJIPS of Greenwood Miss., and M rs . A ,,,, a M ,, rc)) . 30n of here. Wyoming Ranch Develops Herd Of Karakul Sheep GILLETTE. Wyo. <UP)-Womc>> *no look longingly at Persian lamb Karakul fur coats find con explanation of her shooting. Whitlock said he rented the cab.-....,.„ „ ,,„ „„,„„ ,,,,>.. 0 „„.„ in so Miss Turner could recuper- reEling very well today. He was ate from the effects of a party tnkpn In n nM, nn .hi,l. n <. n I t |, ey j lad a t( en( j e[ l removed , o h , s , ]om( , ne , s "Suicide" was the explanation of John S. Whitlow, husband of her best friend, for the death of Ocie Lee Turner, above, Lynchburg, -„,,,„ ,, llx , \,"JI1- jure up visions of native tribesmen mysteriously watching over Iheir herds in romantic Far Eastern pasturrlands. might well save their dreams for more npproprinte mcrchnndise-for likely as not the coats came from sheep raised in Jnmes H. Daley, n rnnc.her who .lives 13 miles north of here, de- Jfloped the third largest herd of karakul sheep in the country Bv aicfiil brctdmg with standaw American sheep specif*, he has developed a herd that rivals the Far Ca nail la n Woman. 101 MITCHELL. Ont; (Tjp) ., Man Va, factory' beauty.' In a tourist M ™HELL. Ont: (UP) -- Mary cabin he had rented at Appomal- £ v f r >' of Mitchell has celebrated to "" 1;er !04tl1 birth - - tox. "Murder" was the police 1;er birthday anniversary-. u .i , llucl j, diiui The centcnsrinn recalled t when she came to Canada- tn 1855 from Devonshire, England, in a sailing ship it took eight to cross the ocean. Mrs, Tom Flecman,' 30, Brought T o Hospital Here; Home Destroyed MANJL-A. Ark., Nov. 29.—Critically burned when n ;itovc 1 .(!x- Dlcilid and set lire to her home, Airs, litlby Flccmnn, 30, wife of Tom Flcemnn, well icnnwii Mn- niln furnier,- was rushed to thp lilylhcvlllc hosplUl In a. serloiis '.•oiidltlon shortly l.cfore noon today, f Had It not been for two Manila youlhs.Jamcs Fowler and Junior TlicmpOTii, who were passing ,by Hip Flccmnn hnrjiu in a car ami noticed 'the smoke the woman mlijhl have perls-ccd In tlio flames. Fouler ii/iid ThomriiOii s ( Imlr car and rusVed to the \V:icn they Q\xn».i\ tlie front door. Mrs. Fleeman, whow fi'othlng was ami; niul ivlio was practtci'ly overcome by ll-.e smoke ns she Krojicd her way to the door, nol- l.ipsctl in their tirms. ' She was liurilett Ic the office of nt. W. F. HutcViis at Manila and immediately brov.ght here i'.i ' n Tliompson nnd Howard aiilbu- lance. , Dr. .1, M. vvc'ls, who admin- 1 Islercd treatment nt ,tho hospital, said Mrs. Pleemaii's. body was badly burned from the waist down and In nddltlo.r she- had serious burns nbout Ihu nrnjs and fac£'? ! " Ife described her condition ns critical. Relatives of the woman said ohe told them she poured tractor fuel Into the stove lo start a fire, musing nn explosion which'sent Hie names over her body and-set Die to tho house, which pletely destroyed, fttr. Fleeman, •who.operates his own fanri <ib6tj> two miles west of Manila, was'nt Poplar Corner when tile, accident omiHTPd nnrl rcturno'd Ii6me to find his house in riilns.. His wife was nlonc In the houscj as thch- two children. Kathryn, 11,'and Qennlc, 9, were attending school. Mrs. Flocraan Is the former Miss fiuby I'nlmer Crabtrce. Final Riles Held For Mrs. Josephine Harbin Funeral .services were held tills morning for Mfs, Josephine Harbin';' iH year old resident of Ihe Clear Lake community, who died at her home there Friday at midnight. She Is the wife of M. P. Harbin. The kev. Alfred. Carpenter, pastor of the First Baptist •' clmrcli, conducted Iho rites at the family residence tnid burial was made at Drove cemetery. Mis. Harbin became ill early Friday nnd her condition grew steadily worrc .until her death. She was well known In the section where she hnd lived since the Harbin family moved there 12 years ago from Alabama, where Mrs. Harbin was born. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Richard, three daughters, Mrs. Alma Baker of Clear Lnke, Mrs. Pearl Dentdn of Reece. and Mrs. Ada James of Armorel, three brothers, William nnd Tom Key of Berry, Ala., and Waller Key of Corona, Ala., ant! one sister, Mrs. Celia -Dobbs of Berry, Ala: Hannu Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Steele Laborer Victim Of Hit-Run Motorist J. H. stout, 22-year-old laborer of Steele. has a severe fracture, of the right leg and numerous abrasions as the result of a- highway accident near Steele late Saturday night. An operation was oerformed upon the leg at the Blytheville hospital Uils mornln?. A hit and rim driver struck the cnr, with Stout sitting on the running board, while It was parked on Highway 61 near Steele. The driver of the car did not stop after his machine had struck Stout's fender and • had knocked him several, feet. WEATHER Arkansas—Generally fair tonight and Tuesday, somewhat colder in lorthcast portion tonight,Memphis and vicinity—Fair to- ligrt and Tuesday, slightly colder onight with lowest temperature 30 to 34; continued cold Tuesday. The maximum temperature hera •esterday was 58, minimum 33, "Icar, according to Samuel P. Nor•is, offlclat weather observer,

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